The law

Ministry of Justice  Decree-law n. º 30 – A/2015 February 27th Sephardic Jews are hereby designated as Jews who descend from the ancient and traditional Jewish communities of the Iberian Peninsula. The presence of those communities in the Iberian Peninsula is very old, even preceding the formation of the Christian Iberian kingdoms, as it happened […]

Portuguese Citizenship Law Attracts 250 Jewish Applicants, Primarily From Turkey

New law granting descendants of Jews forced into exile the right to citizenship passes three months ago. Three months after Portugal passed a law granting descendants of Jews forced into exile centuries ago the right to citizenship, 250 applicants – most from Turkey – have already received official certification that they qualify. This certification establishes […]

The roots of the Habib family from Gallipoli in Portugal

The Habib family (sometimes called Ben Habib or Ibn Habib), are are descendants of Portuguese Sephardic Jews, and left Portugal due to religious persecution. The Habib Family’s Roots in Portugal The Habibs are descendants of Rabbi Jacob Ibn Habib and Rabbi Levi Ibn Habib The Habib family was, and continues to be, a prominent and […]